The features of Foswiki are really very very good. However I am looking for a similar wiki built in Java so that we will have portability, cross-platform support, etc.

Do we have any good open source wiki developed in Java which has lots of features?

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    Since this Is web application which can be deployed on Windows, MacOS and Linux, how more cross platform are you looking for?
    – Eric S
    Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 2:39
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    We will need much more information to give good recommendations here – asking for "a tool like X" is never giving enough details, even if linked. You should always list your requirements explicitly. Please see How to ask for an alternative to some software and the questions linked to it for details.
    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 6:01
  • Basiclally java, so that if there are any issues, we could able to fix it ourself or understand the issue better than other prog languages
    – Kathir
    Commented Aug 5, 2017 at 11:35
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    If that's reason, why don't you edit the question because "portability, cross-platform support" is not the reason.
    – Eric S
    Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 14:18
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    @BasilBourque Which FosWiki is. Nothing about Java makes it more portable.
    – Eric S
    Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 16:15

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This comparison page lists XWiki as a Java-based wiki having as its predecessor TWiki, from which your mentioned FosWiki was forked.

XWiki is a free wiki software platform written in Java with a design emphasis on extensibility. XWiki is an enterprise wiki. It includes WYSIWYG editing, OpenDocument based document import/export, semantic annotations and tagging, and advanced permissions management.


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